Petros E. Carvounis, M.D., F.R.C.S.C.

Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology

Director, Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program &

Associate Professor, Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine

Clinical Professor, The George Washington University

​​Selected Memberships in Professional Societies:

  • Retina Society
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • European Society of Retina Specialists​
  • European Vitreoretinal Society

Appointment Line:

713.637.4408

Publications: 

  • 60 published papers;
  • 10 book chapters;
  • 77 presentations at meetings; 
  • Ad hoc reviewer for over 15 publications.

Macula Vitreous Retina Physicians & Surgeons 

6655 Travis St, Suite 560

Houston, TX 77030

Tel: 713.637.4408

​Fax: 832.547.2221


​Biographical Information:
Dr. Carvounis was born in Vancouver, B.C., Canada and grew up in Athens, Greece. Dr. Carvounis went to Cambridge for preclinical medicine then to Oxford for clinical medicine and then came to the U.S. for training in ophthalmology in 2001. Dr. Carvounis has been proud to call Houston, TX his home since 2005, is married to Dr. Sepi Carvounis, DDS and they had their first daughter, Eleni in August 2016. Dr. Carvounis is a third generation eye surgeon.

Outside interests: Dr. Carvounis is a competitive tennis player and enjoys horse-riding. He spends a few days snowboarding each winter and loves swimming and windsurfing each summer. Dr. Carvounis is an avid reader of literature, loves the opera and country music and enjoys traveling.

Selected Honors & Awards:

  • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2015)
  • Top 40 under 40 Ophthalmologists, The Ophthalmologist (2015)
  • Honor Award, American Society of Retina Specialists (2014)
  • Wrangler Award, Vit-Buckle Society (2014)
  • Best Doctors (2009-2016)
  • Top Ophthalmologists (2009-2015)​

Achievements in Education: Dr. Carvounis has trained 10 retina specialists and over 60 ophthalmologists. In appreciation of his dedication to resident education Dr. Carvounis was awarded the Baylor College of Medicine Dan B. Jones Teaching Award in 2013. Dr. Carvounis has served as Senior Instructor at courses for ophthalmologists and retina specialists on macular surgery, diabetic vitrectomy and management of dislocated intraocular lenses at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology for over 6 years and at the World Ophthalmology Congress in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Carvounis has also taught ophthalmologists and retina specialists in regional meetings such as the Cullen Course (Houston, TX) and the AVTT meeting (San Antonio and Ft. Worth)

Education & Training:
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 
Residency: The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Internship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Medical School: University of Oxford, U.K.
Undergraduate: University of Cambridge, U.K.